Thursday, June 21, 2012

Tinseltown Tablescape

Today, I am quite excited  to share with you a simple table setting for a family dinner on Father's Day. In fact, my son helped me to lay the table as I told him it's a surprise for Daddy. I wanted to give it a contemporary look with bold accents.So,there are very dominant colours like black and white with a dash of silver and blue. 

  These are the kitschy placemats made out of a collage of pictures of the stars from Tinseltown, primarily actors and actresses from Bollywood (the Indian film industry). 
One of the sides is displayed above. The back of the same placemat is below.

The simple straight lines of these white square plates and bowls, with the single blue flower appeal to me:
I loved these silver trivets at first look; they were stacked together with the spoons and table wares in the kitchenware section of a  home & lifestyle store. I was careful to use these trivets so that the hot food served does not melt the laminations done over the collages. They add to the aesthetic and utilitarian values. 

  With these colour coordinates and the tinsel town accents, suddenly a magical ambience was created, and I found myself smiling after I saw the total effect.What was missing was some romantic Bollywood music to be played in the background to create the cinematic magic, and a clapstick to clap and call out  "Lights, Camera, Action!"

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed my Tinseltown tablescape. Have a great weekend!

 Hugs Arani.
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Wednesday, June 13, 2012


A big hello to my wonderful friends here in blogosphere,
 I am writing after a short summer break, hope I have'nt lost the beat!
Cityscape at night have always captivated me and have been collecting photographs ever since of different cities around the world and its mood at afterhours . Here are some to share ......  
The Queen's necklace at Marine Drive, Mumbai.
A late night horse carriage ride,why not ?
While dining out at "Ming Room" could not stop myself from clicking
  this Chinese robe displayed,which had caught my attention.

Marina Bay at Singapore, was trying to soak in the mood,the glitter and glitz.

The songs of the sea,best watched after the sun sets at Sentosa, Singapore

The citylights from my balcony during our stay in Bahrain.
Man made structures and arches can be a thing of beauty too
.....World Trade Center, Bahrain.
A traditional Dhow; an installation on the busy highway a mid eastern city view.

Times Square, New York 

a night at the Broadway show, New York

  I was actually enjoying going through these photos, while listening to some beautiful music of the Sopranino (saxophone) in the background...... adding a magical touch of experiencing the bird's eye view of these star studded city scapes.Hope you can feel it too!
                                                                  Hugs Arani. 

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